Annual De La Salle Medal Dinner Honors AmEx Vice Chairman Stephen J. Squeri ’81, ’86

The De La Salle Medal Dinner raises essential funds for student scholarships and financial aid.

Steve SqueriOn Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, Manhattan College will hold its annual fundraising event, the De La Salle Medal Dinner, at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The night will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The dinner is a black tie event.

The 2017 De La Salle Medal Dinner will honor Stephen J. Squeri ’81, ’86 (MBA), vice chairman, American Express Company. Squeri leads several of American Express’ key businesses, including global commercial services, prepaid and alternative payments, as well as its shared services organization. He works closely with chief executive officer Kenneth Chenault on a variety of company-wide initiatives as a member of the Officer’s Group, which oversees the company’s strategic direction and makes key policy decisions that affect the overall company.

Before joining American Express in 1985, Squeri spent four years as a management consultant at Arthur Andersen and Company. He holds a bachelor of science and an MBA from Manhattan College.

In addition to being a member of the American Express Global Business Travel Board of Directors, Squeri also sits on the boards of J. Crew Group, Inc. and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. He is a member of the board of trustees for the Valerie Fund and Manhattan College. Squeri also serves as a member of the board of governors for Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens.

Squeri lives with his wife, Tina, in New Jersey, and together they have four daughters.

The De La Salle Medal Dinner raises essential, unrestricted income, which is the most critical form of funding for the College. Donations from this event are applied to a multitude of needs, particularly student scholarships and financial aid, making a Manhattan College education accessible for more students.

The De La Salle Medal Dinner was established by Manhattan College in 1951 in honor of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron saint of teachers. Since 1977, the College’s board of trustees has viewed the dinner as an opportunity to honor executives who exemplify the principles of excellence and corporate leadership.

Donation information for this event is located at

For more information, please contact Tiana Sloan, director of corporate and foundation relations, at 718-862-7431 or

By Pete McHugh